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Basic Incident Response to Digital Evidence Program (BIRDE)

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The purpose of this program is to provide training necessary to any criminal investigator who may be a first responder in a situation in which computer based evidence is or may be recovered. While not being overwhelmingly technical in delivery, this program provides a sufficient overview of technology in order to adequately prepare the criminal investigator for taking proper steps necessary to assess, acquire, and preserve digital evidence during the conduct of an investigation.

Type: Advanced

Length: 3 days, (Travel days Monday and Friday)


  • Search & Seizure Legal Overview
  • Computer Hardware and Storage Media
  • Cell Phone Seizure
  • Investigative Computer Crime Scene Techniques
  • Search and Seizure Practical Exercise
  • Internet Safety and Survival

Prerequisites for Attendance

There are no prerequisites for this class, other than the participants must be in a law enforcement occupation. Students are solicited from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Additional Information

Hosting an Exportable BIRDE

As a convenience to the law enforcement community, the Technical Operations Division (TOD) can export the BIRDE Training Program to an appropriate training site. For organizations that need to train multiple officers or agents, this may be a desirable alternative to enrolling and sending their trainees to the Glynco program. If you would like to consider hosting the BIRDE at your venue, consider the following.

  • A classroom with Internet connectivity is required for the export program. (TOD will provide laptop computers)
  • For additional information, contact Program Coordinator.

Contact Information

Training Technician
Technical Operations Training Facility
Bldg. 217
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Glynco, GA 31524
Phone: (912) 267-2702
Fax: (912) 267-2797

This program has been approved as a reimbursed training program to State and Local Officers by the National Integration Center (NIC), formally the Office of Grants and Training (G&T) and will be added to the list of eligible Federal Terrorism Training Courses.

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.